William Allen White’s Answers

William Allen White

Tacoma DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. How can I drop the assault in the 4th degree charge against my husband?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Owen Earl
    2. William Allen White
    2 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, you are not able to "drop" the charge. The prosecuting authority files a criminal charge and is the one who decides whether to drop (dismiss) a criminal charge. What you can do to help your husband is to hire him a qualified attorney to represent him. If he is convicted of a Domestic Violence offense he will carry the label as a "DV Perpetrator". This has ramifications of mandatory treatment for violence, anger, alcohol, drugs and mental health. Jail time is also available to...

  2. My boyfriend and I argued I was drunk and hit jim dont remember what happened, told the police he hit me and strangles me but it

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Owen Earl
    2. Jeffery Scott Whalley
    3. William Allen White
    3 lawyer answers

    First, if your boyfriend is arrested or charged or will be charged, he needs to get an attorney immediately. He needs to start gathering evidence to defend himself against the charges. The fact that you are willing to tell the truth will help but many prosecutors will not believe you and will claim that your "recanting" of your report to the police is a symptom of a DV pattern. Also, you need to get an attorney as you are admitting to providing false information to the police. This may lead...

  3. Can my ticket be dismissed for having literally like more than half is incorrect and there is proof.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Owen Earl
    2. Christopher A Swaby
    3. William Allen White
    3 lawyer answers

    A DUI case is complicated. Mistakes and inaccuracies in the report/ticket does not guarantee you a dismissal. My advice is to hire an attorney with experience in this field. This will provide you with the best opportunity for a positive resolution.

  4. Ticket for speeding 5MPH over limit (over 40) in Pierce County. Never had a speeding ticket before this. Options?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Michael McKain
    2. Patrick Owen Earl
    3. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    4. William Allen White
    4 lawyer answers

    There are numerous ways to get an infraction (traffic ticket) dismissed or reduced. An attorney will know best how to fight an infraction through procedural technicalities or mistakes in the officer's report. To give yourself the best opportunity to keep this off your record, hiring an attorney would be my recommendation. There are specific nuances to each district/municipal court that one needs to be familiar with. I have fought traffic infractions in Tacoma for more than 30 years.

  5. Had an article 15 while in the USMC and have been already honorably discharged how long do civilian police have to charge you?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Aaron Lukoff
    2. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3. William Allen White
    3 lawyer answers

    Can you provide the crime/charge?

  6. Can my d.l. lawfully be suspended for FTA when no formal Case Setting Notice was issued for signature at pre-trial nor mailed?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Adam Joseph Yanasak
    2. William Allen White
    2 lawyer answers

    The law allows the Department of Licensing to suspend the operator's license of someone who fails to appear (FTA). A problem with your situation is that if you are correct you may have to file a law suit against the DOL to have it corrected. This is usually not cost effective. If there was an FTA, whether it was the court error or your error, a "Notice of Adjudication" should be sent to the DOL when you appear in court. This should lift the suspension so long as there are no other bases for a...

  7. Expired calibration?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. William Allen White
    2 lawyer answers

    I'm afraid that the standards used and evidence given can be quite confusing. This question demonstrates the need of finding an experienced traffic attorney who is familiar with both court rules and an evaluation of the evidence.

  8. What is the statute of limitations for possession of child pornography in Washington State?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark C Blair
    2. William Allen White
    2 lawyer answers

    9.68A.070 Possession of depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. (1)(a) A person commits the crime of possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct in the first degree when he or she knowingly possesses a visual or printed matter depicting a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct as defined in RCW 9.68A.011(4) (a) through (e). (b) Possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct in the first degree is a...

  9. A red light infraction caught by a camera. The registered owner was out of country. Should he enclose the proof?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. Andrew C Huff
    3. William Allen White
    3 lawyer answers

    Your husband does not have to send proof, he has no obligation to ID the driver and he should not write anyone's name and address down. This ticket SHOULD BE dismissed with your husband's signed declaration saying he was out of the country and couldn't have been driving the car and have it sent to the court.

  10. WA patrol says I refused the breath test. I did not refuse, I didnt provide enough air the 1st time and was denied a second try.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Allen White
    2. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    3. Gregory David Spink
    3 lawyer answers

    The obvious answer from everyone will be to hire an attorney. What is needed is an investigation into the database of the breath machine. The length of your breath in time should be recorded, and from that we can argue that you did not refuse the test. Additionally, a review of this particular officer's practices and record may demonstrate his propensity to claim refusals at a higher rate than other officers. You have a limited time to request a hearing with the department of licensing, and a...